February 2024 Elections: Apply Now for Absentee Ballots, County Election Board Says

For those who wish to receive absentee ballots by mail for the upcoming February 13, 2024, elections, it’s essential to take action now.

The County Election Board is accepting applications for absentee ballots until 5 P.M. on Monday, January 29, 2024. To ensure your opportunity to vote by absentee ballot, it’s advisable to apply early.

How to Apply for Absentee Ballots?

You can easily access absentee ballot application forms online here or visit the County Election Board office at 4201 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Applying early ensures that you receive your ballot in time.

February 2024 Elections Apply Now for Absentee Ballots, County Election Board Says
February 2024 Elections Apply Now for Absentee Ballots, County Election Board Says

Accessible Voting for All

It’s important to note that any registered voter has the option to vote by absentee ballot in any election they are eligible for.

You don’t need to provide a specific reason to vote absentee, but there are valid excuses available for those who find it more convenient.

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Valid Excuses for Absentee Voting

If you choose to state one of the following reasons on your application, it activates special conditions that simplify the use of absentee ballots:

Physical Incapacity: Voters who are physically incapacitated, as well as those caring for physically incapacitated individuals who cannot be left unattended, are eligible for absentee voting.

They can apply through various methods, including mail, fax, email, online, or via an agent who is at least 16 years old and not employed by or closely related to anyone on the ballot.

Nursing Home Residents: If you are confined to a nursing home within the county, you can vote absentee. An Absentee Voting Board will visit the nursing home before the election, set up a small polling place, and facilitate voting in a manner similar to regular precinct polling.

Military Personnel and Overseas Residents: Military personnel, residents of the county living overseas, and their dependents can vote absentee without prior registration. They can apply through mail, email, or fax.

Military personnel can contact the Voting Service Officers in their units for application forms and information, while overseas residents can obtain the necessary materials from U.S. military installations, United States Embassies, and Consulates.

By applying for an absentee ballot early and understanding your options, you can ensure your voice is heard in the upcoming elections.

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